Thursday, June 24, 2021

Butterfly Beauties


I'm once again joining Art Journal Journey and our host Mia who has chosen Butterflies as her theme this month.  

I'm calling this latest entry Butterfly Beauties.

Above is a fussy cut butterfly I added to the page.

It's obvious the butterfly on the left was added after I sewed the wallpaper sample to the cardstock.

The yellow and brown butterfly were part of the wallpaper sample, but the blue butterfly in the lower center right was not.

This butterfly was also fussy cut, only not very fussy, I fear.

This shows three of the many butterflies on this page.

For this latest entry, I started by cutting out a portion of a very large wallpaper sample which I attached to a sheet of 110 lb cardstock using variegated thread.  I then cut various butterflies from a sheet of similar wallpaper from the same company and affixed them using glue stick.  
 
Thanks beyond belief for dropping by today.  Bleubeard and I are really grateful for your visit and also hope to see you at Art Journal Journey
 
 

16 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

You named your piece very aptly. Beauties they are...

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful. Not the point.. but in our old place we had the bathroom decorated with leaves like that!

Hope to see some butterflies. Cold and grey today, your work gave me a smile for sure!
Thank you :-) x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful butterflies. Love how you sewed the page, too! It's a bright and sunny day here, but not too warm, so I'm looking forward to a nice walk along the Rhine and through the field. Have a great day, take care! Hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

Great use of that wallpaper sample Elizabeth! You created a beautiful butterfly page.
Alison xx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

I love your imaginative page with this wallpaper and the sewn border!
Have a nice day, hugs -Elke

My name is Erika. said...

I like how the butterflies look on this piece.I love the old wallpaper. It is beautiful. And adding the butterflies make it even prettier. What a great idea for Mia's challenge. And a pretty one too. Hope your week is going well. We're having a couple of beautiful days before the heat returns. Hugs-Erika

sheila 77 said...

I like the butterfly who has flown over the stitching. He is an individualist, like you.
I am always mesmerised by the many ways you can make your art without drawing something. (You did once draw a cat which I loved and still remember, and something else which I don't remember (and I am happy to be reminded of anything else)). This is a lovely butterfly piece and would look good framed on the wall.
Thanks very much for visiting Orange E. after my long (gardening) absence.
Have a great rest of June, Elizabeth, you and the boys, and a great rest of the year too if you like.
Love,
Sheila

Divers and Sundry said...

They are beautiful!

Jeanie said...

This is an awfully pretty page, Elizabeth. I really love the butterflies you chose -- they have a wonderful painterly feel and the whole piece reminds me of those botanical illustrations of the 1800s. It's really beautiful.

Jacqui Murray said...

There's a lot of life in these butterflies. Thank you for sharing them.

Linda Manning Findley said...

I love butterflies and this is wonderful ...

aussie aNNie said...

Amazing project and love the butterflies, stitching and love the outcome you produced. As always perfect. x

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely page Elizabeth!

Annie said...

Wallpaper as your page base! Great idea. It’s a sturdy paper form for sure. I used to use it for something but it’s been so long since those days that I can’t even remember what it was I was making. Those sample books were so fun to look through the endless designs in 3 or 4 different color schemes. Your page is definitely full of butterfly beauties.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's really beautiful wall paper Elizabeth. I'm really into botanicals, love butterflies, birds and plants 💚

Meggymay said...

Wow, this looks awesome. I always admire how you use stitching on your fantastic pages and those butterflies look so beautiful.
I am getting lots of inspiration from AJJ but the motivation for me is sadly lacking.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx